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Police arrest suspect who shot at employees over a cigarette

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( The man who shot at employees after they refused to sell him a single cigarette was arrested Monday afternoon, officials said.

The shooting, which was captured on store surveillance video occurred at Star Market in the 14700 block of 7th Street in Victorville on August 1st.

At about 6:45 pm, Abraham Munoz, 40, a resident of Hesperia walked into the business and asked the clerks if he could buy a single cigarette.

“The employee explained they did not sell single cigarettes and the suspect brandished a firearm,” stated sheriff’s officials in a news release.

A male employee standing behind the counter was also armed and retrieved his gun causing the suspect to flee.

“While fleeing the store, the suspect fired his gun in the direction of the store employees. Fortunately, neither of the employees were struck,” officials said.

The suspect left the scene and through further investigation, additional information was obtained about the suspect and his vehicle.

On August 7, 2017, deputies from the Victorville Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a 2002 BMW, for an inoperable tail light, near Amargosa Road and La Mesa Road. During the stop deputies discovered the driver and vehicle matched that of the suspect in the above incident.

The driver, Abraham Munoz, was detained and transported to the Victorville Police Department to be interviewed. Munoz was subsequently arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for attempted murder and driving without a license. He is scheduled to appear in Victorville Superior Court on August 9, 2017.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

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